250 Global Investors Tell Automotive Industry to Accelerate to a Low-Carbon World

October 18, 2016 – Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt, co-head of Hermes EOS, a European investment house, along with 249 other global investment firms has told the automotive industry that ... Continue Reading →

Where We Are Going in Space

October 16, 2016 – Tomorrow China will send two taikonauts to occupy a recently launched Tiangong 2 space laboratory. In the last week President Obama has shared his vision of ... Continue Reading →
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Kigali Sees Meeting of Minds on Cutting Refrigerant and Air Conditioning Gases

October 15, 2016 – The nations of the world have agreed to a legally binding agreement to cut the greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The gases are known ... Continue Reading →

Guerilla War May Soon Engulf Oil Companies and Oil Pipelines

October 13, 2016 – This week we witnessed the opening salvo in a new and escalating war against fossil fuels. Environmental activists penetrated five major pipelines and shut ... Continue Reading →
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China Appears to be Ahead of the Downward Curve Commitment It Made in 2014 on Carbon Emissions

October 8, 2016 – In a world where Russia and the United States are freezing themselves into another Cold War it is hard to believe that any progress can be made on the climate ... Continue Reading →

Leonardo DiCaprio Raises the Issue of Belief in Climate Change to Hold Public Office

October 6, 2016 – When the actor, Leonardo DiCaprio met President Barack Obama on the Whitehouse lawn on Monday of this week he proposed to the President that public office requires ... Continue Reading →
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Dams Have an Unintended Consequence: Methane Emissions

October 1, 2016 – Hydroelectric projects exploit the power of rivers by damming them up and creating an artificial drop to exploit the energy generated from the descending flow. ... Continue Reading →

California First to Give Autonomous Vehicles Equal Rights to the Road While Ford Tests “Snowtonomy”

October 1, 2016 – Autonomous vehicles are now acceptable on California roadways with the signing of a new state law this week. And unlike any other jurisdiction, California is ... Continue Reading →

Elon Musk Shares His Martian Dream Out Loud

September 28, 2016 – It is great to have a visionary at the helm of a company even if the vision described seems unimaginable based on current realities. But yesterday Elon Musk, ... Continue Reading →

A Debate About the Future That Never Broached the Subject of Climate Change

September 27, 2016 – In last night’s U.S. Presidential debate, the moderator chose not to ask the candidates about climate change. And climate change got merely a mention ... Continue Reading →